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Anise or Lavender Hyssop Herb Seeds bin42

Beautiful licorice scented Anise Hyssop seeds, or Agastache Foeniculum
Use this member of the mint family for culinary purposes, as the leaves make an flavorful tea and the flowers are also edible. 
 
The beautiful flowers and fragrant foliage seem to be of little interest to deer, but bees, hummingbirds, and butterflies are attracted. The plant makes an excellent addition to herb gardens, It self-seeds and frequently blooms the first year. New seedlings are hardy and can be transplanted easily. Aka Lavender Hyssop or Blue Giant Hyssop.
 
Germination:
To break dormancy, seeds need cold moist stratification. Mix the seed with moist sand and store in the refrigerator for 30 days before planting. To accomplish this naturally, direct sow unstratified seed on the surface of the soil in the fall for germination in the spring. To start the seed indoors, sow the stratified seed on the surface of the soil in a flat; keep the soil temperature between 70-75 degrees F with consistent moisture until germination. After the last spring frost, transplant the seedlings 15-18” apart in full sun and sandy or rocky soil.
 
Agastache foeniculum is a Perennial growing to 3ft by 16in. 
It is hardy to zone 8 and is not frost tender. It is in flower in July, and the seeds ripen in August. The flowers are hermaphrodite (have both male and female organs) and are pollinated by Bees.The plant is self-fertile. 
It is noted for attracting wildlife. 
 
Suitable for: light (sandy) and medium (loamy) soils and prefers well-drained soil. Suitable pH: acid, neutral and basic (alkaline) soils. It cannot grow in the shade. It prefers dry or moist soil.